Galapagos Islands

Report: Chinese Fishermen Illegally Plundering Galápagos Islands

A marine conservation group published an analysis on Wednesday revealing that an armada of Chinese fishing vessels carried out more than 73,000 hours of illegal fishing in the Galápagos between July and August, pulling thousands of tonnes of squid and fish up in the process.

A squid swims underwater off the shore of the coastal city of Qalamun, north of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on September 24, 2019. (Photo by Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP) (Photo credit should read IBRAHIM CHALHOUB/AFP via Getty Images)